Education

Physician assistant students win state Challenge Bowl

By Alex Branch   A team of UNT Health Science Center physician assistant students captured the top prize at the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Challenge Bowl. Students Lauren Atwood, Kristi Harring and Camille Jones won the Challenge Bowl on Feb. 25 during the Academy’s annual conference in San Antonio. Atwood and Harring are class... Read more »

Mar 3, 2017

Ballom

TCOM alum serves her country as U.S. Assistant Surgeon General

By Alex Branch   Dr. TeCora Ballom’s path to becoming U.S. Assistant Surgeon General started more than 30 years ago as a student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. A recipient of a National Health Service Corps scholarship, the Dallas native was drawn to TCOM by the school’s emphasis on caring for medically underserved... Read more »

Mar 1, 2017

Dr. Salem

Honored for service to physical therapy

By Alex Branch Two UNT Health Science Center physical therapy professors received the highest service awards at the national meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, was presented the Leadership in Service Award by the association’s Aquatic Section. The award recognizes a physical... Read more »

Feb 28, 2017

Public Health graduate finds international calling

By Sally Crocker   Etienne Jaime (MPH ’16) found a path to helping underserved Nicaraguan communities through last year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) conference. The School of Public Health graduate networked with presenters and connected with staff from AMOS Health and Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of communities suffering from poverty,... Read more »

Feb 20, 2017

Helping those who dream of helping others

By Alex Branch Weldon Eugene Bond Jr., DO, was the first Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student to walk across the stage when the inaugural class graduated in 1974. While that honor was the result of his last name’s fortuitous place in the alphabet, Bond was proud to be part of the Fort Worth medical... Read more »

Jan 30, 2017

Right resource, right time

By Alex Branch Dorinda Lopez was trapped in a miserable cycle of sickness. Weak from spine deterioration and recurrent bacterial skin infections, the 67-year-old woman often fell inside her home at a Fort Worth assisted living center. She constantly dialed 911 for help from firefighters and paramedics, sometimes many times a week. But when certified... Read more »

Jan 18, 2017

Erin Carlson, DrPH

No effort too small in public health

By Sally Crocker As a public health student working on her doctoral degree, Erin Carlson, DrPH, questioned how reaching out to one local apartment complex could make a significant impact in preventing breast cancer. What she learned, after early detection saved the lives of several South Dallas women in that neighborhood, was that there are... Read more »

Dec 22, 2016

School of Public Health Seeks Outstanding PhD Students

The UNTHSC School of Public Health seeks outstanding students for its PhD degree program in Public Health Sciences. Students are being recruited for two concentrations within the PhD program: Behavioral and Community Health and Epidemiology. Accepted students will be provided tuition and fee waiver for four years, a $24,000 stipend each year, medical insurance coverage,... Read more »

Dec 21, 2016

Foundation founded by Texas DO establishes TCOM scholarship

By Alex Branch In the late 1930s, in a small Kansas town during the thick of the Dust Bowl, a young doctor of osteopathic medicine struggled to make his family medicine practice successful. With a wife and two young children to support, Earl Christian Kinzie, DO, looked around at the desolate conditions and knew his... Read more »

Nov 29, 2016

Kshitiz Rakesh

SPH training leads Biostatistics graduate to Harvard

By Sally Crocker When Kshitiz Rakesh (MPH ’15 Biostatistics) transferred to the UNTHSC School of Public Health (SPH), he was seeking a program that would challenge him beyond the coursework, involve him in real-world health problems and solutions, and push him to advanced levels of statistical programming and data analysis. What he found was a... Read more »

Nov 21, 2016